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by Electra
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

The next federal election needs to be held before or on 21 May 2022. As to Scott Morrison’s re-election as Prime Minister*, I would say it is unlikely. His handling of the pandemic, in particular the vaccine rollout, and his inaction over allegations of sexual misconduct in his party have negatively...

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by Electra
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 63
Views: 2628

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

BA: 772 77W
LX: 77W
EY: 77W
CX: 773 77W
MH: 772
NZ: 772

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by Electra
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 171
Views: 22048

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Qantas: 200, 300, 400
United: 400
JAL: 200
Cathay Pacific: 400
British Airways: 400
Lufthansa: 8

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by Electra
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55747

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

As Thomas Cook went bust two years ago that's unlikely! Oops, my bad haha! Sorry, I meant to say TUI. Was just referring generally to the holiday/charter style airlines. B6 isnt a holiday or charter style airline. Their product is on par or better to any network carrier and it is launched from two ...

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by Electra
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55747

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

aviatorcraig wrote:
Electra wrote:
While the lower yielding market doesn’t travel to NYC/BOS in huge numbers and Thomas Cook have that covered.

As Thomas Cook went bust two years ago that's unlikely!


Oops, my bad haha!
Sorry, I meant to say TUI. Was just referring generally to the holiday/charter style airlines.

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by Electra
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55747

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

It will interesting to see how B6 go with UK point of sale (once travel restrictions ease of course). I have no doubt they will be strong with USA point of sale, given their large customer bases in NY and BOS, as well as an overall nationwide brand awareness. In the UK, there is little brand recogni...

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by Electra
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 787-8 Darkening.Windows.- Uh, Hello?
Replies: 48
Views: 6213

Re: United 787-8 Darkening.Windows.- Uh, Hello?

I searched for a topic covering this point, but was unable to find one. I flew UA952 to EDDM 04 AUG; the aircraft assigned was a B-787 (leave it to someone else to ferret out the aircraft #). I found the self darkening windows to simply SUCK. Am I really the only Business Class passenger paying for...

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by Electra
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF launching PTP-YUL/JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 11054

Re: AF launching PTP-YUL/JFK

This is kind of off topic, but I’ve got two questions. One, how are these flights typically staffed? I’m assuming the crews fly something like CDG-JFK-PTP-JFK-CDG. Second, does AF serve meals in both cabins on these flights? Thanks. :) There is an Air France flight attendant base at PTP/Guadeloupe ...

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by Electra
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual routes/destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 1901

Re: Unusual routes/destinations

In the 90s, EVA Air flew to PTY. I believe it was via LAX and operated with the 747 400 combi. I know that there was the shipping link between their parent company, Evergreen, and the Panama Canal, but still always stuck me a unique/cool route. Malaysia Airlines also flew to MEX. KUL-TPE-LAX-MEX wit...

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by Electra
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are flight crews positioned for non-daily overseas service?
Replies: 16
Views: 4573

Re: How are flight crews positioned for non-daily overseas service?

And sometimes these allowances spin out of control and become so large it affects the route profitability: the former Qantas FRA route springs to mind. Let me tell you, if the profitability of a route hands on the balance of allowances for crew, the airline has no business flying that route in the ...

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by Electra
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD people mover
Replies: 59
Views: 10879

Re: ORD people mover

Has there ever been any talk of a customs facility in the central terminal area (T1/2/3)? I seem to recall reading something about it once. Surely that would not only make for a more streamlined passenger experience, but would also benefit AA and UA by removing the need for towing aircraft from T5 ...

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by Electra
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD people mover
Replies: 59
Views: 10879

Re: ORD people mover

Has there ever been any talk of a customs facility in the central terminal area (T1/2/3)? I seem to recall reading something about it once. Surely that would not only make for a more streamlined passenger experience, but would also benefit AA and UA by removing the need for towing aircraft from T5 a...

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by Electra
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL seat blocking question.
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Re: DL seat blocking question.

Pure speculation on my part, but could it be that the last few rows are blocked in order to create a buffer between passengers and the galley? An element of social distancing so that the flight attendants can have a workspace that is slightly removed from the flying public perhaps?

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by Electra
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What’s the most famous airport in the world?
Replies: 41
Views: 4105

Re: What’s the most famous airport in the world?

It’s closed now, but surely Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport deserves an honourable mention :)

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by Electra
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aircrews stay in cities and not near the airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 7661

Re: Why do aircrews stay in cities and not near the airport?

Yeah it doesn't make sense and all it does is cause a pain for passengers. I can't tell you how many times I've been on the first flight out of MEM to have the gate agent tell us the crew is running late from downtown. No reason for it. Rest assured, airlines find these types of delays just as much...

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by Electra
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airbus bring back a modernized A310?
Replies: 42
Views: 5308

Re: Should Airbus bring back a modernized A310?

And wide-bodies on short and medium haul are not really viable these days; it's mainly narrow-bodies with more frequency. But back when the A300 came out, the engines on the 747, DC-10, L-1011, and A300 were much more efficient than anything yet available on a narrow body. There also weren't open s...

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by Electra
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 28174

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

With regard to applying for certain and specific FA bases, everything is seniority driven and all vacancies are to be filled by seniority and then remaining vacancies filled by need, especially with new hires. In a nutshell, when you get hired you will go to one of the main hubs within the contiguo...

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by Electra
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 28174

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

1 or 2 years ago I was considering to apply for the FRA base but the requirement was to have a either US citizenship or a greencard so I assume all the employees would have at least a greencard and be allowed to relocate to the US but I doubt anyone would consider this in the current situation. Wit...

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by Electra
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: monarchies in the 21st century
Replies: 32
Views: 2353

Re: monarchies in the 21st century

As others have very correctly posted, in regards to Australia, the likelihood of any change to the current system anytime soon is very low. A successful referendum in Australia requires the support of the majority of voters in a majority of states; which already sets the bar quite high. The 1999 res...

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by Electra
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2579

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

747 200
Qantas
Japan AirLines

747 300
Qantas

747 400
Qantas
United
Cathay Pacific
British Airways

747 8
Lufthansa

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by Electra
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JL and NH and their Tokyo crew bases
Replies: 1
Views: 1225

JL and NH and their Tokyo crew bases

Hi everyone, I was just looking at JL and NH’s networks out of the respective Tokyo airports and was wondering if anyone had any insight into how their crew are based there. Given that both airlines have substantial networks out of both HND and NRT, do they have separate crew bases for each airport?...

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by Electra
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 Perth to London took ~18 hours
Replies: 17
Views: 6007

Re: QF9 Perth to London took ~18 hours

QF LHR based crew have actually been operating to Australia for quite a few years now. In addition to PER, they regularly operate to MEL and SYD (via SIN) as well.
After the QF 10 from LHR, the layover for the cabin crew is 48-72 hours in PER.

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by Electra
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you think is the worst recently built airport terminal?
Replies: 38
Views: 2512

Re: What do you think is the worst recently built airport terminal?

LHR T2, Landside: Too much of a reliance on lifts to move people between levels. There are not enough of them and they are quite small, so there is always queues for the lifts. Only one (slightly dizzying) escalator to get from ground level to departures, similarly a very tucked away escalator to th...

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by Electra
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 18495

Re: United Airlines in London

In regards to Qantas for example who allow international crew transfers, if a Oz based FA wants to relocate from say MEL base to LHR base and is married, does the airline assist in visas etc for both people or is the partner/spouse left to arrange this themselves? What if they can't get a visa for ...

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